Sonnet for a Woman This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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     In China, we wrap cloth around our feet
Urging toes to take distorted shapes.
Tighter for a place with the elite,
Not a cry of pain from us escapes.
Our tender, fragile bones are cracked and broken
Shackling us as prisoners of our home
Destined to be quiet, meek, soft spoken,
Waiting on a man who is free to roam.
Nowadays these bindings squeeze our waists
We sip our low-fat shakes and nibble carrots.
Skin stretched tight to suit another’s tastes
Regardless of our other strengths and merits.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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romance_lover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 5, 2009 at 11:25 pm
**speechless**
 
Neocutey24 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 20, 2009 at 4:51 pm
Nice. Connecting footbinding to present day. My world history teacher would love you.
 
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